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- Spanish Whimsey 1 week ago I sometimes go to a jazz bar in Almería to enjoy some live music. This supposes some live musicians, sometimes from foreign parts. Here's the sign on their door, with an explanation of how to pronounce 'Backstage'. Heh!The club, well worth regular visits, is the Clasijazz.
- San José, with the Beachwalkers 2 weeks ago A short visit to the large beach beyond San José, on the Cabo de Gata (which translates into English as 'The Cape of Rest-Harrow Cammock', according to my South American dictionary, which also reluctantly admits that a gata could be a madrileña or even just a cat). The road is a track, with...
- Strange Food 3 weeks ago An article about Mojácar food in España Fascinante, tells of el cuscús, los gurullos, la morcilla mojaqueña, el ajo colorao, los guisos de pelotas, el caldo de pimentón, las migas and los arroces caldosos. For fish, there's el gallo pedro, los espetones de sardinas or jureles, los calamares...
- A Short Piece on a Long Story 4 weeks ago It's an old town, Mojácar, stretching back when the mood takes it to the very earliest times. Juan Grima, a local historian, says it moved about a bit during the millennia, but always on the same fall of mountains, dodging Moorish corsairs, Phoenicians, tourists, Christian conquerors,...
- Tourism in Mojácar 2 months ago With the build-up to the local elections of Sunday May 24th, we shall be hearing ever more about how 'tourism is our only industry' and how we must plan our town for the benefit of our visitors. Very nice. Why do we actually want tourists though? It's in the quote, 'it's our only industry'. You...
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07:19 AM January 10, 2013
Long-time blog written by someone who really knows (and likes) Spain. Humorous and informative
20:45 PM September 23, 2014
Always worth reading. Interesting, informative and often uplifting.